On Second Thought: The Beach Boys – “Carl & The Passions…So Tough”

By Dave Gebroe There is this strange phenomenon that occurs, wherein bands who’ve fallen out of touch with current trends, whose salad days are now naught but a series of scrapbook clippings, attempt to get with the times and take up a more commercial direction…and wind up unintentionally creating the least commercial music of their… Read More On Second Thought: The Beach Boys – “Carl & The Passions…So Tough”

On Second Thought: Pink Floyd “Animals”

By Dave Gebroe Animals is an ugly record. The music is cold, coked-out aggro-prog, possessing none of the light, playful touches that made much of the Floyd’s previous work so alluring and transportative. The lyrics are depressingly downbeat and glum, and its grotesquely off-putting misanthropy remains almost unparalleled in the history of popular music. This… Read More On Second Thought: Pink Floyd “Animals”